jimmyh221 (157) - Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, USA - DEC 4, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The head was spare and diminishing. This beer was very carbonated and had a sweet taste to it.
MoreHead (355) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - DEC 4, 2005
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had during a beer tasting party. Poured reddish brown and tastes of sweet broth.
Not really the most enjoyable to me.
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - OCT 10, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is supposed to be a "fuller flavored version of the classic bière de garde," but I found it to be a bit thin. Pouring a lighter brown body, it sports a fizzy, cream colored head that visits only briefly. The aroma is sweet, sweet malts with dark, hard candy and a bit of nutty bitterness. The sweet malts taste lightly roasted and the candy flavors remain strong, the bitterness fading into a memory. The finish is rather abrupt, clean without much lasting flavor.
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Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - AUG 2, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy dark amber color. Aroma is creamy and sweet. Flavor is dominated by sweet malt flavors. Not bad..
1FastSTi (3358) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 31, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from a 750, this one has a thick frothy/foamy off-white head that disapates to a thin head. The body is bronze, mahogany color. Good lacing. The aroma has a light soap quality to it with a malt backbone and dust and basements, light apples. The flavor has some perfume hops and some floweryness to it. There are some light toasted malts as well, light roasted malts. A biere de garde... The palate is quite thick with a velvety texture.
DavidP (1747) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 31, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared by Blake. Clear brown body with a thin ring of white bubbles. Dusty limestone and light hops in the aroma. Brown malt and musty dry hops round out the flavor.
Papsoe (25068) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 23, 2005 (Bottle 75 cl) Ruby-red or perhaps rather mahogany? Slightly hazy. Very full-bodied, lots of malts and a caramel-like sweetness. Has a somewhat vinous touch - sherry? Fine - albeit discreet - bitterness to give balance. Typical rusic biere de garde-character. A true Christmas beer. 230405
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - MAR 24, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a copper brown color with a medium off white head. Malty aroma has notes of caramel, light spice, and alcohol. Flavors of brown sugar, spices, pepper, and alcohol. More alc than I would have thought for 7%. Light body.
jsquire (3971) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - MAR 21, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep reddish color out of the bottle with a foamy off-white head. Sweet candi sugar nose. Caramel, toffee, white sugar with dark fruit notes of plum and raisen. Some toast hints with a warming alcohol sense to it. Tastey beer.
Sickboy282 (1114) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 20, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a golden amber hue with a small white head. Aromas and flavors of spice, malt, and honey.